California

CDPQ takes majority stake in Invenergy Renewables

Invenergy plans to maintain day-to-day management of its renewable energy business, with the Québecois fund manager increasing its economic stake to 52%.

How solar emergency microgrids provide resilience to vulnerable communities

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Clean Coalition’s Frank Wasco explores how microgrid projects by Solar Saves Lives and other organizations show that communities can build back right and prepare for natural disasters.

Distributed energy, with fewer wires

A SEIA white paper describes the concept of non-wire solutions and how this innovation can boost solar PV and other distributed energy resources.

Vivint Solar to use LG’s RESU residential energy storage system

The nation’s third-largest residential solar company is rolling out the batteries first in California, with plans to offer them nationwide by the end of 2018.

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Utility-scale solar: A cost-effective, reliable cornerstone for America’s economic growth

In this op-ed SEIA’s Abigail Hopper and Martin Hermann of 8minutenergy argue that the rapid growth of solar and storage will completely reshape America’s energy economy for the better, with cheaper, cleaner power, and that the shift is already taking place across this country.

NEXTracker to supply trackers for 634 MW of First Solar projects

The tracker maker will also supply a new type of racking for the roll out of First Solar’s large-format Series 6 modules.

GTM Research raises California residential forecast 14% on mandate

The firm expects California to install around 1.2 GW of residential solar in 2020, the first year that the new mandate takes effect.

California residential solar power headed toward $1/W and 2.5¢/kWh

ASU energy security researcher Dr. Wesley Herche and pv magazine author John Weaver describe the new math involved with requiring solar power to be installed at the time of construction for newly built homes.

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California’s solar mandate: Questions and answers

pv magazine attempts to answer some of the larger questions regarding California’s landmark mandate for solar on all new homes.

Stion R&D tools go to auction

Heritage Global Partners will auction off the thin film PV maker’s tools from its research & development facility in Silicon Valley on May 30-31.

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